Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

E-Waste in Transition

From Pollution to Resource

Edited by Florin-Constantin Mihai

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

E-waste management is a serious challenge across developed, transition, and developing countries because of the consumer society and the globalization process. E-waste is a fast-growing waste stream which needs more attention of international organizations, governments, and local authorities in order to improve the current waste management practices. The book reveals the pollution side of this waste stream with critical implications on the environment and public health, and also it points out the resource side which must be further developed under the circular economy framework with respect to safety regulations. In this context, complicated patterns at the global scale emerge under legal and illegal e-waste trades. The linkages between developed and developing countries and key issues of e-waste management sector are further examined in the book.

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E-Waste in TransitionFrom Pollution to ResourceEdited by Florin-Constantin Mihai

Published: June 29th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60487

ISBN: 978-953-51-2500-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2499-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6660-3

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

17123 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. E-waste Management as a Global Challenge (Introductory Chapter)

By Florin-Constatin Mihai and Maria-Grazia Gnoni


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2. Environmental Impact of Processing Electronic Waste – Key Issues and Challenges

By R. Cayumil, R. Khanna, R. Rajarao, M. Ikram-ul-Haq, P.S. Mukherjee and V. Sahajwalla


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3. Regional Distribution and Human Health Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Zhejiang Province

By Nanxiang Wu, Ye Yang, Yang Song, Ming Gao and Heru Huang


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4. The Generation, Composition, Collection, Treatment and Disposal System, and Impact of E-Waste

By Daniel Mmereki, Baizhan Li, Andrew Baldwin and Liu Hong


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5. Electronic Waste in Mexico – Challenges for Sustainable Management

By Samantha Cruz-Sotelo, Sara Ojeda-Benitez, Karla Velazquez- Victorica, Néstor Santillan-Soto, O. Rafael Garcia-Cueto, Paul Taboada-Gonzalez and Quetzalli Aguilar-Virgen


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6. A Review of Technology of Metal Recovery from Electronic Waste

By Vidyadhar Ari


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7. Increasing the Use of Secondary Plastics in Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Extending Products Lifetime – Instruments and Concepts

By Henning Wilts and Nadja von Gries


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